Time for a Hiatus from Facebook and commercial TV! :)

New Fitness Watch
New Fitness Watch
Galaxy Note 7
Galaxy Note 7

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Been off my Blog for a bit. Have had bronchitis for a couple of weeks now.
Picked up my new phone a Galaxy Note 7 and got a Galaxy Gear Fit 2 watch. They ran out of the 256GB cards, so Flash got the last one, and I took the watch. I am really liking the watch so far. I did order a new band because I have already knocked it off my wrist a couple of times. One of the things I promised myself when I got my new watch was I would go on a Facebook Hiatus until after the election. So today, I deactivated my account. I am also limiting commercial TV as much as possible. Only commercial Free Netflix and Hulu!

Getting serious about getting healthy and Food Traps are everywhere…..

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Day Two trying to not eat Gluten or Dairy.
First there were free Ice cream bars and Drumsticks in the Breakroom….. I resisted.
Then I got called to a meeting and there was Pizza and Sheet Cakes and Soda… I resisted
Then they dropped off the Pizza in the break room, I resisted….
Then Birthday cake and more Ice Cream. I held strong.
What did I eat today. No pictures it wasn’t that pretty.
Costco Chili with Organic Tomatoes and a Package of Korean Seaweed with Olive Oil.
For breakfast I had Stumptown coffee Iced Latte with Soy and Bourbon Caramel flavoring.
Trying to get my water in. Emergen-C has a new product I found at Costco called Super Fruit, it makes the water gentler to my tummy and has vitamins and electrolytes. Probably should have brought some fruits and veggies and nuts. But I had a little too much fiber yesterday.

My lungs suck at sucking….

My lungs suck at sucking.....
My lungs suck at sucking…..

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Went in for my annual lung check up at the end of July. Two days before my 10 days of vacation. I felt okay. The tech did three PFT tests. Showed the tests to my doctor. They immediately gave me a breathing treatment. And then Yay! Do the PFT three times again… Then my doctor said, you need to go on a Burst of Steroids and then start using the inhaled steroids. Bummer… Ask permission to wait a few days and then start the burst. Start that August 2nd. I feel all the fun side effects of Steroids, increased Anxiety and Depression, Blood Pressure goes up. But I am breathing better and my brain fog seems to be lifting. Found a salicylate free mouth wash and start on the Steroid inhalers. I go back to work on August 8th and almost immediately my sinus passages seal shut, and brain fog is back. Now I am getting thrush in the back of my throat…. Going to continue to use the inhalers for a bit, but think I need to adjust my diet again… Hoping to stay on track this time. I am going to try the Paleo diet. Not because I believe that is the way the caveman ate, because cavemen lived everywhere and they all had differing diets depending on location. But it eliminates inflammation causing food and it looks like something I can stick to and Flash shouldn’t feel deprived. These are not the worst PFT’s I have ever had. But the fact that I can walk and talk and appear like I am not having any issues at all is what is bad. So this test my lungs show up as greater than 99 years old. Time to try and cut that number in half.
So today is the first update on diet. Eliminate dairy. Bye Bye butter…

My First Product Review and it isn’t even a Tech Gadget.

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I love packing a Bento style lunch, and had quite the collection of accessories. I even was in a Bento trading group for a while. But when you are working and commuting more than you are home, it is hard to keep up packing lunches. Bento Supplies take up a lot of space and are hard to keep clean. My other favorite Bento set is 11 pieces, and it is a pain to keep clean.
I love my planet box Rover for many reasons. While it may seem expensive, it actually pays for itself in about 7 uses. Lunch in Seattle is at a minimum $10.00 and that is for something like a Slice of Pizza and a soda.

It is a one piece unit.
Easy to keep clean, and not like tupperware where if you forget about it you have to toss the tupperware. On a side note…. It is so easy to clean I have never forgot to clean it after eating!
You can toss it in the dishwasher.
For those days you want to heat up part or all of you lunch, I keep some paper plates handy and heat what I want in the microwave.
Portion Control
Variety
Easy to slide in your backpack. I bought a laptop sleeve with Totoro.
It is fun and easy to pack.
If you like sandwiches, Hamburger buns, English muffins fit in the Square compartment.
And it looks lovely in pictures of my lunch.
Did I mention how easy it is to clean?
The model I have is the Planetbox Rover and I plan on purchasing the Planetbox Launch.